Press Releases

Three Years! Nothing Changed!

Valhalla – "Despite a new law that requires a Department of Transportation (DOT) study of railroad crossings and lots of pressure on Metro North, neither has done anything to make rail crossings safer," said Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt....

Westchester Assembly Members to Hold Budget Forum in Greenburgh

With the recent federal affront to state’s rights, state’s tax sources, and individual civil liberties, the 2018 legislative session is slated to be a challenging year. The Westchester Assembly delegation invites residents and organizations...

Abinanti Asks Thruway Authority to Save Money: Don’t Move Gantry

Tarrytown – Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) is asking the New York State Thruway Authority to save money! He is suggesting that the Thruway Authority not move the “gantry,” that holds the EZPass and license plate readers...

Abinanti Demands Thruway Authority Protect Driver’s Financial Information

TARRYTOWN - Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) is asking the New York State Thruway Authority to better protect financial information it gets from E-ZPass accounts and other transactions with Thruway users. “This looks like a...

Abinanti Pushes MTA for 24-Hour Grand Central/Metro North Service

Tarrytown – “Hudson Valley and New York City residents and businesses need round-the-clock rail service,” said Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mount Pleasant) as he announced that he has been pressing the Metropolitan Transportation...

Village of Tarrytown Awarded $325,000 for New Fire Boat

Tarrytown – Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mount Pleasant) today announced he secured $325,000 of state funding for a new fireboat for the Village of Tarrytown. The money was awarded from the State and Municipal Facilities Program (SAM Funds)...

DOT Rail Crossing Study Not Yet Completed

Valhalla, NY – Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant), Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) and Senator Terrence Murphy (R-Westchester) will be joined by Alan Brody to call on the New York State Department of Transportation...

Abinanti Announces $2+ Million in Grants for Local Health Providers

Tarrytown – New York State Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) today announced that the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) is awarding over $2 million to health care providers in the 92nd Assembly District. “Our...

Abinanti Reintroduces Bill to Keep Trucks off Parkways as another Truck Hits Overpass

Tarrytown, NY – In the wake of another truck hitting an overpass, Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) has announced that he has reintroduced legislation A8008 designed to keep trucks off of Westchester parkways. On Sunday, June...

State Funds Three Local Projects

Tarrytown – The State is providing funding to the Town of Greenburgh, the Village of Irvington, and the Village of Pleasantville for necessary capital projects as part of the State’s Transportation Alternative Program (TAP), administered by...

Abinanti Introduces Legislation to Abolish the Justice Center

Tarrytown – Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D- Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) has introduced legislation to abolish the New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. “After four years, it is clear that the Justice Center...

Abinanti Introduces Bill to Ban Drones Near New York Correctional Facilities

Tarrytown – Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) has introduced legislation to ban civilian use of drones near New York correctional facilities. “The use of drones near correctional facilities could jeopardize the safety...

Abinanti Introduces Legislation for Public Financing of Elections for Judges and District Attorneys

Tarrytown – “It is unseemly for judges and district attorneys to run for office with their campaigns funded by lawyers and litigants on whose cases they are about to rule,” said Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D- Greenburgh/ Mt. Pleasant) as...

Assembly Passes STAR Reform

Tarrytown – The New York State Assembly has passed bill A.5969, co-sponsored by Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D- Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant), which would reform the State’s School Tax Relief (STAR) program to eliminate barriers to timely school tax...

Abinanti Proposes that State Pay for Special Education

Tarrytown – “All students deserve an education which allows them to develop their abilities to the fullest extent possible,” said Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D- Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) as he called for the State to pay for all costs of special...

Abinanti Calls for State to Establish Revolving Student Loan Program

Tarrytown – “Students shouldn’t have to pay for the cost of post-secondary education for their entire lives,” said Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant). “Some form of higher education is a necessity today and most...

Westchester Delegation Announces Public Budget Forum – Friday, February 3rd

Tarrytown- Assemblymember Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) has announced that the Westchester Delegation of the NYS Legislature will hold a public forum on Friday, February 3rd. Members of the public, community leaders, municipal and school officials...

State of the State

While we have made some significant gains over the last six years, for many, the “New” New York is worse than the old New York. We can and must make it better. Education Our school districts need more financial help. In six short years,...

New Abinanti Law Authorizes Greenburgh and Villages to Adopt Hotel Tax

Tarrytown, NY – “When the legislative and executive branches collaborate we can do good things,” said Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D- Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant), after Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed Abinanti’s legislation to provide some...

Abinanti Opposes Parking More Barges on the Hudson River

Tarrytown, NY – Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D- Greenburgh/Mount Pleasant) has announced his opposition to the proposal to establish numerous anchorage sites for commercial vessels stretching from Yonkers to Kingston. Abinanti sent a letter to the Coast...

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